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Syno Multipunctata or Syno Lucipinnis

PostAuthor: aaronjunited » Tue Feb 22, 2011 01:04

Which should i add to my tank with mbuna?
Whats the difference in these bad boys.
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Re: Syno Multipunctata or Syno Lucipinnis

PostAuthor: Clare » Tue Feb 22, 2011 18:57

I would go for multis.

Multis are more slender, they are more shimmery in colour than luci's.

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Re: Syno Multipunctata or Syno Lucipinnis

PostAuthor: aaronjunited » Tue Feb 22, 2011 19:10

Glad you said that, as thats all my LFS can get me lol.

Are they both same fish really, just looks and things are different?
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Re: Syno Multipunctata or Syno Lucipinnis

PostAuthor: Clare » Wed Feb 23, 2011 00:11

aaronjunited wrote:Glad you said that, as thats all my LFS can get me lol.

Are they both same fish really, just looks and things are different?


Yeah that's about the only difference really.

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Re: Syno Multipunctata or Syno Lucipinnis

PostAuthor: aaronjunited » Wed Feb 23, 2011 01:57

Ok thanks, may get them on friday from lfs, or wait till the followin friday.

Thanks.
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Re: Syno Multipunctata or Syno Lucipinnis

PostAuthor: Didgeridoo » Thu Oct 27, 2011 07:04

Lucipinnis are very peaceful and more likely to get picked on from mbuna. Multies do not hesitate to retaliate if a cichlid tries to push it around. I remember on several occasions when I've added new mbuna to the tank and they tried pushing a multie around and got chased around the tank several laps in return. lol. The cichlids learn pretty quick not to mess with them.

Lucies are better with more peaceful malawis like peacocks or copadichromis.

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Re: Syno Multipunctata or Syno Lucipinnis

PostAuthor: Peter » Thu Oct 27, 2011 13:05

Ill answer this somewhat older thread aswell :)
if you want juveniles swimming around go for theSynodontis Lucipinnis , they wont be pushed around but they are darker in the base colour. Synodontis Lucipinnis are egg scatters but may steal eggs from breeders. The interesting thing about Synodontis multipunctatus is that they are a cuckoo breeder, they will steal the eggs of your breeders and put there own in there place. Getting real Synodontis multipunctatus is difficult as the cechs are flooding the market with hybrids, and seeing as they are much much cheaper than the imports the shops take them, and sell them as pure breds.......

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Re: Syno Multipunctata or Syno Lucipinnis

PostAuthor: Mickey P. » Tue Mar 20, 2012 11:14

Clare wrote:
aaronjunited wrote:Are they both same fish really, just looks and things are different?

Yeah that's about the only difference really.

I've been advised to get Synodontis Lucipinnis (Dwarf Petricola?) because Njassae will get too big for my little tank. Luci's, I have found out, are thin on the ground. In fact, I'd have more chance of finding a Nun in a suspender belt?

I wanted Malawi bottom feeders but it don't have to be rare, expensive or exact, just kind of...right-ish. Most of the folk I associate with think I'm nutso (including my very patient 'better half') and wouldn't know the difference anyway. Are they the same fish. Are the Multi's the right size for my little tank.
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